With mostly sunny skies, and a slight chance of a shower or thunderstorm this afternoon but dry conditions most likely prevailing, expect a high around 92, with a light wind. Combined with dew points in the low to mid 70s, the heat today will lead to heat index values of 95 to 100 at times. Try to limit your activity outdoors if possible and stay cool. Tonight will be partly cloudy and 71, with a calm wind.
Tomorrow will be mostly cloudy, with a high around 84. A few showers and storms are possible during the daytime hours, with a wind turning southeast at 5-10 mph toward the evening. Isolated areas of heavy rainfall are possible Friday ahead of the main rainfall from the low pressure off the Carolinas that will likely turn into a tropical depression or Tropical Storm Fay at some point today or tomorrow. The exact location of the heaviest rainfall is subject to some change, although the odds favor somewhere on the order of 1 to 2 inches of rain locally and a higher potential for over 2 inches of rain to our west. A significant impact from wind is unlikely, although Friday night and Saturday, a few isolated strong to severe thunderstorms are possible with a few damaging wind gusts and perhaps an isolated tornado possible somewhere in southern New England. Saturday is likely a washout, although it’s not impossible that things could dry out toward the late evening if the system moves quickly enough. I’ll have more information on the system tonight or tomorrow.
Have a great day!